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How do you pronounce letters in German?

Hello, i am a little bit confused in this issue. I noticed that some of the letters doesn't sound exactly the same as in English, or at least not in the all cases like "fragen" that sounds more like "frahen" and etc... Also i would like to know how to pronounce the new letters that doesn't exist in English.

By the way, i am not sure if it is the place to write this but it would be nice if this topic would be added to the lessons.

July 8, 2012



This website explains German pronunciation quite well, I think (with audio files): http://www.pauljoycegerman.co.uk/pronounce/index.html


Many thanks!


in Ergänzung zu ( Katherle ) ... ... siehe: http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/# ... ... click on the German flag ... ... ein Tipp von ( vivace160 ) siehe: http://duolingo.com/#/comment/26831


Seriously don't worry about it. Nobody is going to ask you to recite the alphabet ever.

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